It’s about that time to refresh haveboard.com and get rid of the look I built at the end of 2006. I’ve learned quite a bit since then and you’re now looking at the new haveboard.com. If you are reading through an RSS reader, I suggest clicking through and checking out the new digs! I hope you like it.
[nerd paragraph] I used a lot of css3 techniques and took stab at exploring progressive enhancement with the design. You can read about why things don’t need to look the same in ever browser over at O3 World. This refresh/redesign has been in the works for months and I finally decide to work on getting it to a point where I am comfortable launching. I have a lot of plans to expand on this new look. More information in the footer as well as a better 404 page are just a few things planned for this iteration of the site but I wanted to launch something new considering the old haveboard.com had been around since the end of 2006.
You will notice that you can now vote thumbs up and thumbs down on individual comments. You don’t have to be logged in or be registered to use this feature. I’d love to see this voting get some use.
There still may be a few bugs here and there but I tested pretty thoroughly across multiple browsers so things should be pretty much in order and viewable. Internet Explorer users are definitely not getting the full range of the redesign. If this is you, I suggest trying out Chrome, Firefox, or Safari. Things should still work, it just may not work or look as well in IE.
If you find any errors, please let me know what is going on as well as what operating system and browser you are using and I’ll look into it. You can let me know in the comments below or send me an email. Feedback is greatly appreciated, whether good or bad. Constructive criticism would be preferred over plain old criticism or hatred.
The new shop will launch in the next day or so. Stay tuned for that and thanks for reading haveboard.com.